Shocker Hitch AirSafe hitch comparison
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AirSafe or Shocker Hitch – which would you choose?

Using an Isuzu NPS 4x4 truck, we started towing our new 4.5T Spinifex caravan with the Shocker Hitch as the AirSafe hitch, which was recommended by our caravan manufacturer, was out of stock at the time.  During the time using the Shocker Hitch,…
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Essential Camping and Caravanning Apps

We love to get away.  To unplug from technology, if even for a short while, and to be able to recharge our souls.  Exploring this country is the perfect way to do that. However, as much as we love to switch off the electronics, this isn't…
Fitting the bike rack to back of caravan
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A bike rack carrier for the caravan

We just love tinkering with our caravan and improving the usability and functionality of all aspects of the van wherever possible. One modification we did late last year was to custom build a rear bar for the caravan to carry our bike rack.…
Mapleton Falls National Park
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Visiting Mapleton Falls National Park, QLD

We have lived on the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years.  And even though we had passed through this area many times, we never realised this little gem was here. Tucked up in the hinterland is Mapleton Falls National Park. At just 26 hectares,…
Trawler at La Balsa Park

Where have we been? #notravel

Where in the world have we been? #notravel #downtime If you are one of our regular followers, you may well be wondering where on earth we have been this last little while. Towards the end of 2020, I suffered a work-related injury, one…
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Our Time Away in 2020

We started 2020 out with all the best goals, hopes, and intentions. Our time away in 2020 was very different from what we had anticipated. In preparation for writing this blog post, I re-read our "Welcome to 2020!" post. We had so many…
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Preservation of your travel photos and videos

Travel photos.  We all take them, often by the hundreds.  They are on our mobile phones, camera, GoPro, drone, and anything else that has a lens and storage.  But where do they end up after that?  Often, if you are like I was, dumped on…
Landcruiser after cleaning

Clean the Cruiser – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Six

This is Part 6 of a COVID-19 special of what we did during the lockdown – clean the Cruiser. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. Time to clean the Cruiser Well, let’s talk about our beloved 105 series Landcruiser.  She has taken…
Signage on the caravan

Signwriting our Jayco Caravan – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Five

This is Part 5 of a COVID-19 special – what we did during the lockdown and how we went about signwriting the caravan. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. Signwriting the caravan After the drawn-out process of deciding on what sort…
Designing the Jayco caravan graphics

Redesigning the Jayco Caravan Graphics – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Four

This is Part 4 of a COVID-19 special of what we did during the lockdown - redesigning our Jayco caravan graphics. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. What to do with a blank canvas? For those readers that have been following along…